Member of Parliament, Simon Baynes paid tribute yesterday (Thursday 11 June) to Denbighshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council and all the Town and Community Councils across Clwyd South in the House of Commons.
In a question to Cabinet Office Minister Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Mr Baynes asked whether he agreed that the work of the UK Government during the COVID-19 crisis had been hugely assisted by the “excellent performance” of local government authorities like those in Clwyd South.
In response, Michael Gove agreed:
“I know that both in Wrexham and in Denbighshire there’ve been recent incidences of the spread of infection which have been concerning. And I know that my honourable friend, along with colleagues in local government, has been highly effective in making sure that we deal with those in the most appropriate way. And he’s absolutely right – it is joint working with effective local councils and also energetic Members of Parliament like himself which is critical to making sure that we deal with this infection.”
Commenting later, Simon Baynes said:
“Councils in Denbighshire, Wrexham and the Town and Community Councils in Clwyd South deserve recognition and huge thanks for all the tremendous work they have done and continue to do supporting local residents and keeping some of the most vulnerable people in our communities safe from Coronavirus.
“There have been some excellent initiatives by the Councils like additional support for businesses, checking in on elderly residents and supporting unpaid carers in the community. Their hard work won’t go forgotten when this crisis has passed.”